Get to know us before your stay

What’s shophouse living all about?

What do you mean by shophouse living?

Shophouse living means living within conservation shophouses - quintessentially Singaporean works of art. These storied shophouses boast high ceilings, patterned jalousie windows, unique façades and layouts, and each one with its own unique history that will make your everyday living experience that much more memorable.

As historical urban dwellings, shophouses are located in vibrant heritage districts that allow you to experience that street level ambience and belong to the neighbourhood. When you live at Figment, you are living in a boutique home - not a cookie-cutter, copied-and-pasted condo compound.

Why call a shophouse a Boutique Home?

Because the term 'Boutique Home' speaks to what we want our shophouses to represent. Boutique Homes are design-led, unique, exquisitely crafted, hyperlocal, experiential, and ultimately, unforgettable. Imagine getting the curated experience you might get living out of a boutique hotel, in the comfort of home.

At Figment, members get their very own private studio within a Boutique Home and enjoy fully furnished shared common areas such as the kitchen, laundry facilities, dining and living room.

Wait a minute, isn’t that just coliving?

Not so much - this is Figment’s vision of shared housing for grown-ups - that's mature working professionals. We aren’t here to slice and dice apartments into matchboxes just to stuff as many 'tenants' as possible into a building, adult-dorm style. With Figment you always have room to breathe.

You can socialize as much as you want to, but you also reserve the option to retreat to the quiet comfort of your private studio within a spacious 3000ft² shophouse.

Tell me more about the Figment community!

Becoming a Figment member means joining a cosmopolitan community of working professionals, with diverse backgrounds in tech, finance, design, and other creative industries. Our members do anything from running their own consulting podcast to selling vegan ice-cream.

Although most of our members are in their thirties, we also host many members in their forties, fifties and sixties! Rather than our biological age, what really matters are our shared values of cultural awareness, diversity and authenticity.

What type of social life can I expect?

We hope you’ll get to know your fellow housemates as soon as you move in. We have also curated the Figment Club House as a members-only 'homespace' for you to plug right into our Figment community. After that, expect a standing invite to Figment events, like private dining experiences with local guest chefs, or book-binding classes hosted by independent creatives. Through these events, we hope you’ll get to know more like-minded Figment members from other homes.

What should I know before booking?

What is the minimum length of stay?

Our minimum length of stay is for a URA-approved 3 months term. We offer stays of 1 to 2 months in our serviced apartment approved property House Rong.

How many people are allowed to move into one room or studio?

We have a maximum occupancy of 2 pax per studio.

Can I move in with my children?

Members have to be 21 years old and above.

Is Figment pet-friendly?

While we love pets, we currently have a no-pet policy in our homes.

Can I have visitors over?

Of course! Visitors are most welcome. Be sure to inform your housemates beforehand to check in with them.

Can I work in the common area?

Most definitely. We reckon you would figure out a nice arrangement with your housemates if they would also like to work in the common areas.

Are there any house rules?

We have a common set of house rules (such as quiet hours) across our homes, which all members are expected to agree and adhere to before their stay.

What’s included in my stay?

What’s included in the rental rate?

You get a fully-furnished studio that’s move-in ready. WiFi, utilities, and weekly cleaning of the common areas are all included. To get you started, we’ll provide one complimentary set of bedding and towels, plus some basic household essentials and a welcome gift bag. Of course, your rent includes the use of shared laundry and kitchen facilities, along with common areas for living and dining. You will also enjoy complimentary access to our members-only 'living-room-away-from-home', Figment Club House.

Do you offer cleaning services?

Yes, we provide weekly cleaning of the common areas. We can also arrange cleaning of your private studio for an additional $150 per month.

What kind of amenities are available?

Shared facilities include the kitchen, laundry facilities, and the living and dining areas in each home. Certain homes may also have access to a shared rooftop. The amenities offered in your studio depend on the configuration of that studio, and may include some combination of an en suite bathroom, a bathtub, a pantry or kitchenette, a writing desk, and/or a TV. If not already included with your studio, selected amenities are available for purchase. All members also enjoy complimentary access to our members-only 'living-room-away-from-home', Figment Club House.

What if I have an issue with maintenance?

We have a support team for operations and facilities. If you have any questions, they’re a message or phone call away.

How do I book?

What happens after I enquire?

We’ll match your application with a Boutique Home that's available on our end, and get back to you within the next business day.

What is the application process like?

The application process is easy and can all be completed online, or in-person if you’re local. First you’ll fill out the application form on our site by clicking the orange ‘Find My Home’ button. We’ll give you a call within the next business day for us to get to know you better. If you’re in Singapore, we can bring you on an in-person tour, if you’re remote, we can tour with you virtually. At that time, you can reserve the space by e-signing your lease and transferring the security deposit.

How do I know which studios are available?

Unfortunately, we don’t publish the availability of our Boutique Homes publicly as we rely on our curators to handpick a home for you after understanding your preferences for community, location and budget.

How do I request a showing?

First, enquire with us using the button on the top right. Ideally, you already know your budget and intended move-in date. After you speak to a Figment curator, if we have something that matches your needs, we’ll invite you down for a showing and take it from there.

Can I book a stay immediately?

We don’t accept immediate bookings, as we want to match your needs and preferences with what we have available. That said we should be able to expedite the process within a day or two. Enquire with us and we’ll be in touch!

How far in advance can I book/rent?

We generally accept bookings up to three months in advance of your move-in, though exceptions can be made in certain circumstances.

Can I request a virtual showing?

Yes, we do virtual showings on Google Hangouts where we take you through a video tour of our homes. We definitely encourage virtual showings if you’re exploring more than a month in advance of your stay, as we usually don’t guarantee availability more than a month out. Enquire with us and we’ll be happy to get back to you.

I'm not in Singapore yet. Can I still book a studio?

Yes, you can still book a studio, provided you are moving sometime in the next month or so. If you’d like to view a studio before making a booking, we can arrange a virtual showing. Just enquire with us and we’ll sort things out.

I'm not ready to move in yet and am just looking. Can I still request a showing?

Yes! If we have something that matches your needs, we’ll give you a call for us to get to know you better, and you can do a showing thereafter. To save you time and effort, we’d encourage a virtual showing instead of an in-person one. Enquire with us and we’ll get you started.

Do you require a security deposit?

Yes, we require a security deposit of 1.5 month’s rent before the commencement of your stay to secure your booking. This security deposit will be refunded within 30 days from the end of your stay.

What are your payment methods?

We accept payment by local / overseas bank transfer, PayNow or credit card (processed by Stripe; note that 4% fees apply)

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